Loach was born into relative peace on Irish shores. The are had been isolated from the strife from the virus. Here he learned to hunt and fish which were necessary skills to have in a self providing economy. However old tribalism returned when natural resources began to wain. He left his home behind on an old fishing boat and sailed as far east as he could. If he was going out with the rest of the world he may as well see some of it. Using his skills he kept to mountains able to hunt remaining game here as he travelled further east eventually finding himself on the outskirts of Nyheim. He watched the conflicts rage on from afar until he mustered enough courage to venture in closer though his isolation had left him weary. His search began with medical supplies, something not even he could find in the wilderness.